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The country’s first capital in the 12C, this historic city features a very well preserved medieval town.

Guimaraes is one of the country's most important historical cities. Its historical center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, making it one of the largest tourist centers in the region. The city is often referred to as the "birthplace of the Portuguese nationality" or "the cradle city." This might be because the administrative seat of the County of Portugal was established there, or that it might also been the birthplace of the first Portuguese king or because of the historical role of the city in the Battle of Sao Mamede which had a tremendous importance in the formation of Portugal. Guimaraes, jointly with Maribor, Slovenia, was the European Capital of Culture in 2012.
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